Daily News from Poets & Writers

Grapes of Wrath Book Club, Bret Easton Ellis Teams Up With Kanye, and More

by Melissa Faliveno

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.19.14

Ukrainian author Yuri Andrukhovych calls the EU to action; The New York Times and the Guardian remember Mavis Gallant; Harper Lee settles lawsuit; and other news.

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Mavis Gallant Has Died, Lewis Carroll's Feelings on Fame, and More

by Melissa Faliveno

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Online Only, posted 2.18.14

Short story writer Mavis Gallant has died at age 91; the annual AWP Conference in Seattle will not be open to the public this year; Toni Morrison turns eighty-three; and other news.

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Poet Jill McDonough Responds to Trey Gowdy, Literary Valentines, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

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Online Only, posted 2.14.14

David Gaughran reports the Bookseller will no longer do business with Author Solutions; author Chuck Wendig takes a close look at self-publishing; Juliet Mushens shines a light on the typical day of an agent; and other news.

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Olympic Poetry, Newly Digitized Hemingway Ephemera, and More

by Melissa Faliveno

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Online Only, posted 2.13.14

Slam poet and cultural icon Maggie Estep has died; Kwame Dawes writes Olympics-inspired poetry; Apple loses recent appeal in e-book case; and other news.

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Negative Book Reviews, Kristen Stewart’s Poetry, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

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Online Only, posted 2.12.14

Penguin Books India recalled and intends to pulp Wendy Doniger’s The Hindus: An Alternative History; Grove Atlantic will publish a collection of stories by actor Jesse Eisenberg; Francine Prose and Zoë Heller discuss the need for negative book reviews; and other news.

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A Look Inside the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, George Packer on Amazon, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

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Online Only, posted 2.11.14

Amazon’s editorial director offers a bevy of love stories for Valentine’s Day; Open Road will acquire digital publisher E-Reads; Eric Bennett details his time at the venerable Iowa Writers’ Workshop; and other news.

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